Violence against women is common in Afghanistan but barely receives as much attention as this case, which has seen President Karzai call for the men’s deaths.
The men were wearing police uniforms when they stopped a convoy of cars, pulled the women out and attacked them, according to local police.
#AceBreakingNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 17 – According to preliminary reports, four presidential bodyguards were wounded as several militants attacked motorcade of Afghanistan’s current President Hamid Karzai in Eastern Afghan Paktia province on Thursday, the national news agency Khaama Press reported.
“The terrorist attack has failed and the attacked area is now safe. All the terrorists, hidden in the nearby buildings under construction, have been neutralized”, head of airport’s criminal police Gul Aga Hashimi said reported (Tass)
#AceNewsServices says as Karzai is about to talk to the Taliban, does he see a way of offering them a Deal’
While Washington risks being left talking to itself.
#AceNewsServices says `US to Pump $300Million into Afghanistan to End ‘War, according to `Reuters Economy’Report’
Washington will announce on Monday a massive aid package to Afghanistan, which it hopes will assist the war-torn country get back on its feet after 12 years of playing host to foreign troops, Reuters has learned.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will announce three new development programs worth almost $300 million to wean Afghanistan off its ‘war economy,’ which is heavily subsidized today by opium exports – a trade that had been practically squashed while the country was under Taliban rule.
Under the USAID initiative, $125 million will go to reviving Afghanistan’s food and farm sector, and another $77 million to opening up the country to greater international trade and investment. The last program, valued at about $100 million, would seek to assist Afghanistan’s educational system.
“The question is, what can we do now to make sure Afghanistan is as healthy, sustainable and feasible as possible going forward,” Larry Sampler, the agency’s chief official for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told Reuters.
Sampler said the three-stage cash injections would help buffer Afghanistan as the war economy winds down, together with the foreign military operation.
Karzai has thus far refused to sign over US demands that its troops receive immunity from Afghan courts in any future criminal cases.